Every week we go back to re-visit some of the significant happenings that took place in living memory; just about, for some of us.
To remind ourselves of how life has changed and how some things stay the same it is fascinating to note what made the news this week, starting 26th January in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1965 Winston Churchill buried after a State Funeral in London
1982 UK unemployment tops 3 million
1986 American Space Shuttle explodes killing all 7 on board
1996 French Nuclear Testing ceases after uproar in the Pacific
2000 Harold Shipman is jailed for life after murdering 15 patients
26th Football manager Jose Mourinho is 52
27th Writer Lewis Carroll died 14th January 1898
29th TV presenters Clare Balding is 44 and Oprah Winfrey is 65
30th Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 78
31st Singer Johnny (Rotten) Lydon is 59